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1. Posted by IronChef (Full Member 1076 posts) 10y

So around the world ...

Whatever holiday you might be celebrating this time of year - what was on the menu? I would be quite interested to know!

2. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 10y

My Mom made roast tenderloin for Christmas Eve this year - the most incredible, tender roast I've ever had in my life. She also served up mashed potatoes and gravy. Mmmm... a girl living alone just doesn't cook up such delicacies!

My Nan made turkey and stuffing on Christmas Day. I could live on stuffing... Now, where's that stationary bike...

3. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 10y

Quoting tway

My Mom made roast tenderloin for Christmas Eve this year - the most incredible, tender roast I've ever had in my life. She also served up mashed potatoes and gravy. Mmmm... a girl living alone just doesn't cook up such delicacies!

My Nan made turkey and stuffing on Christmas Day. I could live on stuffing... Now, where's that stationary bike...

No noodles??????

Christmas Eve:
Dolma (stuffed grape leaves) with garlic-laced plain yogurt as a sauce. (Armenian tradition)
Homemade sourdough dill bread
(Kris' mom forgot to make the "Greek" salad but no one really missed it.)

Christmas Day:
Lasanga
Homemade roasted garlic bread
(Still no salad - still wasn't missed.)

New Years Eve:
Roast turkey w/stuffing and giblet gravy
Mashed sweet potatoes
Corn pudding (using the leftover yogurt sauce)
Glazed brussel sprouts (meat glaze, not just butter)
Sauerkraut

New Years Day:
TURKEY SANDWICHES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (slathered with mayo!!!!)

4. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 10y

Did anyone have any Cheeto's ?

5. Posted by FionaNZ (Respected Member 903 posts) 10y

Lasagne for Christmas

We had Roast Pork, Kumara, Spuds, Broccoli, Carrots & Apple Sauce with Pav for dessert

And the days after have been lots of BBQ's & cold Ham.. yum

Washed down with loads of Sav Blanc of course!!!

6. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 10y

Quoting james

Did anyone have any Cheeto's ?

As a matter of fact - we did!!! It's the snack of choice while driving into Chicago!! No roadtrip is complete without a big bag of Cheetos - and we have some left for New Years Eve! (Crunch, crunch, crunch...)

Quoting FionaNZ

Lasagne for Christmas

Long story short - at one time there were only 3 of us for Christmas dinner. After having turkey for Thanksgiving, a month earlier, Kris' mother asked for lasagna instead. Since then, it has become the staple for Christmas Day. (Meaning Isa does all the cooking beforehand, and everyone else just gets to show up and eat.)

7. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 10y

Quoting FionaNZ

Lasagne for Christmas

We had Roast Pork, Kumara, Spuds, Broccoli, Carrots & Apple Sauce with Pav for dessert

And the days after have been lots of BBQ's & cold Ham.. yum

Washed down with loads of Sav Blanc of course!!!

Excuse my ignorance, but what's Kumara?

We had ham, chicken, prawns, salads.... but no Cheeto's

8. Posted by FionaNZ (Respected Member 903 posts) 10y

Kumara is the Maori word for sweet potato, but it is an entirely native sweet potato, I have never found it anywhere else on my travels.. it has a purple skin & yellow flesh streaked with purple, and it is
devine roasted

FiNZ excuses Jame's ignorance,
he's only an Australian after all

MMMMMMMM Prawns, we are having some for lunch today!

These Cheeto's sound suspiciously like Cheezels...

9. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 10y

Quoting FionaNZ

Kumara is the Maori word for sweet potato, but it is an entirely native sweet potato, I have never found it anywhere else on my travels.. it has a purple skin & yellow flesh streaked with purple, and it is
devine roasted

FiNZ excuses Jame's ignorance,
he's only an Australian after all

You're right; as an Australian I should know all about the native vegetables of New Zealand, and the Maori words for them.

Sorry for being so dumb

10. Posted by FionaNZ (Respected Member 903 posts) 10y

Perhaps you should come & visit, I will even cook you Roast Lamb & Kumara..